World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" -

FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Mrs Anne-Marie Felton FEND President & Co-founder
Dr Rita Forde FEND Secretary

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Eszter Halmos

Biog: 

I was born in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary, 1940, 03.18. as a Hungarian citizen. I have finished my secondary school studies in Békéscsaba, Hungary, 1958. From 1958-to 1960 I have completed Nursing School in Budapest. Starting from 1960-to 1979 I was active as a nurse, in the St. John’s Hospital, Internal Ward,  Budapest. Meanwhile I have finished a course as a laboratory  assistant, from 1963-to 1964. 

Between 1982-1986 I fulfilled a 4 year lasting postgraduated course and obtained a license, to teach as specialized lecturer for nursing  in the „Móra Ferenc Nursing school,  Budapest. After a few years, I was appointed as deputy  manager  in this school. 

 1992 I developed, together with a collegue – the plan of „diabetes nursing education” which had been publshed and completed in a number of several cases. Since 2000, I have founded an officially accepted 1 year lasting diabetes-specialized course. At present there are more than 1000 diabetes nurses in our country. I have also organized a special course for pump-nurses, which had been repeteated several times. Since 1991, I had been appointed as member , or head of board of examiners. Since 1991 I am active, as member of the leadership of the Hungarian Diabetes Association. I was active as head of the nursing section of the Hungarian Diabetes Association, for twenty years.

I have participated locally, and and internationally several postgraduated courses, organized by London, Rochampton University, between 2008-2010. 

I was awarded the „Excellent Educator in Diabetes”, as acknowledged of my work. I have also received the „pro sanitate” reward, and the, „Imre Magyar” certificate of merit. In 2019 I have received the „pro Diabetologia” recognition as an achievement award. 
 

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award